Upload

Loading icon Loading...

This video is unavailable.

Alexander Courage Pt 1 of 4

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like GentleGim's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike GentleGim's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add GentleGim's video to your playlist.

Uploaded on Aug 18, 2006

Part one introduces Alexander Courage and host John Williams and discusses Courage's early years at MGM in the fabled Arthur Freed unit, including Show Boat's comic lament "Life Upon the Wicked Stage", Bandwagon's elegant soft shoe "I Guess I'll have to Change My Plan" and Gigi's boisterous can-can at Maxim's. Maurice Chevalier even makes an appearance singing "Thank Heaven for Little Girls".

Best known as the composer of the Theme from Star Trek, Alexander Courage worked for over 5 decades in Hollywood as a composer, orchestrator, arranger and conductor for classic films from Some Like it Hot through The Mummy. He helped create the classic sound of the MGM Musical and contributed to the very best of the genre. The Malibu Celebration of Film awarded him their first annual award, named in his honor in 2005. John Williams hosts this tribute documentary which I had the great pleasure to put together... I hope you like it.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Advertisement
Loading...
Working...
Sign in to add this to Watch Later

Add to